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Republic of Moldova: the co-rapporteurs call on political actors to show restraint, awaiting early elections in July

In an information note on political developments in the Republic of Moldova between the November 2020 presidential election and the dissolution of parliament in April 2021, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) and Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of this country, called on all political actors to “show restraint, overcome the crisis through dialogue and find the necessary political compromises to ensure that the institutions are fully operational”.

The information note, declassified today by the Monitoring Committee, describes the main events that have led to the calling of early parliamentary elections on 11 July 2021, referring to the recent political and constitutional crisis marked by a power struggle between the newly-elected President of the Republic and a parliamentary majority belonging to different political parties, in a highly polarised climate.

The co-rapporteurs hope that the early elections on 11 July 2021 will be held in fair conditions and expect the new parliament to undertake the expected reforms in the judicial field – in line with the recommendations of the Venice Commission – and to fight corruption, and to address, within the Moldovan parliament, the issue of "political migration”, a source of chronic political instability.